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Swiftech H240-X AIO CPU Cooler Review

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Test System and Benchmark results for the Swiftech H240-X

My office is climate controlled. I keep the temperature at 25°C. Upon initial start up the PC was allowed to sit for 15 minutes to let the system temperature stabilize.

All case fans were running at 100% unless otherwise specified. The fans on the radiators were manually set to 100%. Intel integrated video is utilized to eliminate additional ambient heat source from discrete graphics cards. Temperatures are averaged (last minute) from individual core temperature results monitored by AIDA64 after 30 minutes. Results marked “0″ means thermal limit was reached and the CPU was throttled and thus the results were discarded. Stock settings have all power saving features enabled in the motherboard with Vcore set static to 1.1V and set to “Balanced” in the OS. Overclocked settings have Vcore voltage manually set to 1.25V at 4.5GHz with EIST disabled. All tests were taken at least three times to get the final result.

Temperatures displayed in the result charts are OBSERVED TEMPERATURES.

System Configuration
CPU Intel i7-4770K
Motherboard MSI Z97M Gaming Motherboard
Thermal Compound Noctua NT-H1
RAM A-DATA XPG 8GB DDR3 2133MHz
GPU Intel Integrated Graphics
Hard Drives Kingston HyperX 120GB SSD
Power Supply NZXT Hale90 V2 1000W
Case Cooler Master Cosmos II SE

Comparison Coolers:

Comparison Coolers EKWB Predator 240 Deepcool Gamerstorm Captain 240 Thermaltake Water 3.0 Extreme Cooler Master Glacier 240L Enermax Liqtech 120
Fan Size (mm) 120 120 120 120 120
Max Fan RPM 2000 2200 2000 2400  2400
PWM YES YES YES YES YES
Radiator Size (LxWxHmm) 295 x 133 x 68 274 x 120 x 27 270x 120 x 27 269 x 127 x 29 153 x 120 x 43
Radiator Material Copper Aluminum Aluminum  Copper/Brass Aluminum
Price in USD 199.99  109.99 99.99 129.99  79.99

Benchmarks:

stock

 

Next, I set the the multiplier in the BIOS to 45, disabled EIST, and manually set the vCore to 1.248v and repeated the tests.

 

overclocked

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Tom Brokaw

Tom is a network and computer hardware enthusiast. He has been reviewing hardware products around for various sites around the net since 1999. He has modded a few cases back in the day.
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